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Coronavirus: What it is and how Illinois is responding

Coronavirus: What it is and how Illinois is responding

Sophia Zumwalt, Staff Member

March 24, 2020

COVID-19, more commonly known as coronavirus, is a respiratory disease that was discovered in 2019 and had not been previously identified in humans. This specific strain comes from a large family of viruses called coronaviruses. These cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe conditions,...

Students and staff react to LHS closing

Students and staff react to LHS closing

Amanda Black, Managing Editor

March 18, 2020

COVID-19 has greatly affected the lives of students and teachers at LHS. Students have reacted differently to the closing of school, with spring athletes and seniors being among the most upset.  Megan Feeney, a junior on varsity lacrosse, is very upset with the decision to close school and cancel s...

COVID-19 Coverage

COVID-19 Coverage

March 13, 2020

From the introduction of e-learning days to the suspension of spring sports and extracurricular activities, LHS students and staff have been affected in a number of ways by the recent COVID-19 outbreak. Keep up to date with national and local news regarding the virus here.

News Briefs

Molly Boufford, Online Editor

March 9, 2020

Starbucks:  The MainStreet Starbucks location recently announced that it would be closing at the end of June; the location has been open for 25 years. The coffee shop is closing due to its lack of business compared to other locations in the Chicagoland area as well as not being able to moderniz...

Senior conducts art therapy study

Senior conducts art therapy study

Sara Bogan, Staff Member

March 5, 2020

  Throughout this school year, senior Rachel Bond is evaluating the effects of art therapy on LHS seniors’ stress levels to complete her required AP Research project. Art therapy is utilized by professional psychologists and medical doctors to treat and aid patients, such as those wit...

How to Vote in Illinois

Ella Marsden, Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2020

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LHS welcomes Equity Coordinator

LHS welcomes Equity Coordinator

Claire Salemi, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2020

Before this year, Mrs. Anne Singleton was an English teacher with five classes a day, and on the side, she was educating herself on equity issues. Now, she has taken on the role of the LHS equity coordinator, while teaching two sophomore world literature classes.  While the position of equity coordinator isn...

Illinois becomes 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana

Illinois becomes 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana

Jasmine Lafita, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

On Jan. 1, following a law passed last year by the Illinois General Assembly, Illinois became the 11th state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana. This law states that all adults over the age of 21, who are residents of Illinois, can purchase up to 30 grams of marijuana plant material. ...

LHS featured in 2020 Super Bowl commercial

Sarah Bennett, Staff Member

February 10, 2020

On Jan. 16, there was a buzz around Libertyville High School. Many students walking into school were talking about what was going on outside -- there were vans, trucks, fancy cars and camera equipment everywhere. About 15 minutes into the school day, it seemed many had figured it out: There was a Su...

Young Americans for Freedom chapter starts in Libertyville

Young Americans for Freedom chapter starts in Libertyville

Ella Marsden, Editor-in-Chief

January 21, 2020

A new Young Americans for Freedom club started in December, spearheaded by four juniors.  Juniors Chris Mulligan, Ryan Patterson, Matt Stokovich and Colin Watson began the Libertyville chapter affiliated with Young America’s Foundation (YAF), a conservative youth organization.  The national...

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